Tailored to the local government environment, the course enables participants to build an education program that responds to individual needs as it allows students to develop a study plan that matches the requirements of their professional development. Subjects can be studied through intensive block release and the program can also be used as a stepping stone to a Master of Local Government (C04257).
On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge to their workplaces. The program enables students to have access to a combination of both general and specialist study units via flexible delivery modes. Students develop learning skills that allow them to continue their professional development through short courses or further academic study.
The course is particularly suited to local government middle-tier managers and unit leaders who wish to advance their careers. It is also highly recommended for public administrators from other tiers of government and professionals from the non-government sector who work in partnership with local councils for the benefit of local and regional communities.